The LD50 (Lethal Dose) ratings, which is a typical measure used to estimate the toxicity of both chemical and biological compounds, were used to compile this list of the world’s most venomous snakes. While not all snake venoms are equally toxic, these are the most dangerous. They are tiny, greasy, and notoriously dangerous. The LD50 value specifies how much venom is required to kill 50% of a test animal group. If the number is smaller, then the snake is more dangerous. This could refer to some animal categories, but we consider the killer species in the world – snakes.
The king cobra is native to all of Asia and the Indian jungle – the longest, most venomous snake in the world. It grows up to 6 meters long and therefore actually no longer belongs to the real cobra family. The king cobra’s threat show comprises widening its neck-flap, lifting its head erect, puffing, and hissing, just like most cobras and mambas. In fact, it can be divided into several subfamilies. Does that make it any less scary? Rather not!
Perhaps that’s a little more reassuring: Because their length gives them striking range, they are known to have a bit of upper body, especially the breast area, in human confrontations. King cobras are generally not fatal to humans, as they mainly hunt lizards, rodents, or other snakes. But this reptile has so much neurotoxin that it could paralyze or even kill an elephant within a few hours. If a human is bitten by a king cobra, the chance of survival is 40%.